The Blog

Welcome to the Cybertraps Blog

Welcome to the Cybertraps blog. I will be using this blog as a platform for publishing blog posts relating to my previous book, Cybertraps for the Young, and my forthcoming book, Cybertraps for Educators. The primary focus will be on breaking news relating to misconduct by children and educators stemming from the use and misuse

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2011-04-09 There’s No Such Thing As Safe “Sext”

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2011-06-23 Privacy, Anonymity, and Intellectual Freedom in the Facebook Era

Presented for the Fred K. Darragh Distinguished Lecture at the Central Arkansas Library System in Little Rock, Arkansas on June 23, 2011. Click on the image to the right to download a PDF copy of the handouts of the presentation [~ 5.5 Mb] If you are interested in discussing a presentation or professional development program

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2011-10-24 Living in a Wired World

Presented to the KnowledgeNet Group of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) by video conference from Ernst & Young in New York to Minneapolis, MN, on October 24, 2011. Click on the image to the right to download a PDF copy of the slides of the presentation [~ 8 Mb] If you are interested

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2011-10-24 Living in a Wired World

Presented to the KnowledgeNet Group of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) by video conference from Ernst & Young in New York to Minneapolis, MN, on October 24, 2011. Click on the image to the right to download a PDF copy of the slides of the presentation [~ 8 Mb] If you are interested

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Burlington School Board

Ten Great Years on the Burlington School Board As of April 1, 2011, I am a member of a new club — former school board members. It has been an honor to serve the residents of Ward 5 and the children of Burlington on the School Board. I am proud of the progress that the

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Our Schools: Our Future

Phase One of the Master Plan and Vision for the Future After consulting with City leaders and the City Finance Board, the Burlington School Board reconsidered its proposal to ask the City Council for a ballot item in the amount of $226 million. At its monthly meeting on September 9, 2008, the Burlington School Board

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2009-04-29 School Commissioner Update

{loadposition content_adsense} Hi Neighbors — Last night, the Infrastructure and Technology Committee of the School Board held a meeting at the Ira Allen Building. It was an unusually well-attended meeting: about 50 people turned out in support of improving accessibility at the Edmunds complex. During an hour-long public comment session, many people spoke eloquently about

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2009-04-12 Parent Information on ‘Sexting’ April 29

Hi neighbors — The following notice about a parent information session on the recent phenomenon of ‘sexting’ went home with middle and high school students this week, and I thought I’d share it on Front Porch Forum. The meeting is scheduled for April 29, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. at Burlington High School, and is open

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2009-03-04 Thank You For Supporting Burlington Schools

{loadposition content_adsense} Dear Friends and Neighbors –You rock!! What an amazing evening! We would like to thank the voters of Ward 5 for their strong support of the Burlington Schools. In the current economy, and in the face of strong opposition from the Governor and the Free Press, we are thrilled that all three District

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